By William Baer
Many Words Press—and imprint of Able Muse Press—is proud to introduce Murder in Times Square, a Deirdre Mystery, initiating a new series by the author of the popular Jack Colt mystery series:
When a young woman in a red designer dress falls twenty-five stories from the roof of Times Square One, the well-known New York fashion model known as Deirdre resolves to unravel the mystery. Capable and determined, Deirdre is relentless in her drive to unravel the mystery and find justice for the victim, while protecting those she loves from looming threats.
Baer, who has worked in the New York City’s fashion district, showcases not only his depth of knowledge of the fashion industry, but also of New York City and its landmarks and history. He weaves an intricate, fast-paced, and spellbinding narrative that takes us through New York City, Atlantic City, the Jersey Shore, and the Caribbean. In Murder in Times Square, Baer once again proves he is a master of suspense and intrigue.
“William Baer brilliantly mixes all the human emotions. . . . The layers, the depth, the characters, the intrigue, and the references to local settings all captivate and draw the reader in. I love books like this! A rarity! Five stars!”
— Robert Leon Davis, Reader Views (Five-star review)
“A brilliant debut novel . . . precise prose, perfect pacing, stunning imagery, complex characterization, grand historical and cultural contexts, and a superb sense of place.”
— Hollis Seamon, author of Somebody Up There Hates You
“Not since Donna Tartt’s The Secret History have I read a novel as mesmerizing, engrossing, and delectable as William Baer’s New Jersey Noir. In prose as fast-moving as a bullet, Baer compels the reader to keep flipping pages more and more rapidly. The writing is taut and gut-wrenching.”
— Terri Brown-Davidson, author of Marie, Marie, Hold On Tight
“With a head for crime and his own set of scruples, Jack moves effortlessly through the seamy underbelly of the state he loves. . . . [T]his is a can’t-put-it-down thrill ride.”
— Publishers Weekly (Starred review)
Writing is crisp, sarcastic, and wryly funny. . . . Characters are authentic and realistic. Dialogue is brisk and to the point.
— Robin Farrell Edmunds, Forward Reviews (Five-star review)
William Baer worked briefly in New York City’s fashion district after high school. He’s now the award-winning author of twenty-five books, including the first three novels in the popular New Jersey Noir mystery series. He’s a graduate of NYU, Rutgers, South Carolina, Johns Hopkins, and USC’s School of Cinema, where he received the Jack Nicholson Screenwriting Award. He’s also been the recipient of a Fulbright, a Guggenheim, and a Creative Writing Fellowship in fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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